Target Studio Gallery

Smoky black clouds fill the sky above a bright expanse of green grass and a low range of evergreen trees in the far background. Open Studio: Weather Patterns

Wed, May 1 - Fri, May 31 2024

The theme for May's art-making activity is inspired by April Gornik's moody landscape, Cloud Bringing Night. Artists have long been inspired by various weather patterns, representing them in monumental landscape paintings, or using depictions of weather and the sky to create mood. They use their artistic skills to capture the beauty, atmosphere, and sometimes unpredictable weather in their works. Weather patterns in art encompass a wide range of artistic styles and techniques.

An image of Morrison's "Wood Collage: Landscape," which includes pieces of driftwood of various colors, sizes, and shapes placed together into a single frame. Open Studio: Nature / Made

Mon, Apr 1 - Sun, Apr 28 2024

April's theme is inspired by the art of Ojibwe artist George Morrison and University of Minnesota Assistant Professor of Ceramics Chostani Elaine Dean. Artists often use nature-made objects in their work to connect with the natural world, explore environmental themes, or incorporate organic elements into their artistic expression. Nature-made objects can include everything from found materials like rocks, shells, and branches to organic substances like mud, leaves, and feathers.

Open Studio: Expressions

Fri, Mar 1 - Sun, Mar 31 2024

The theme for March's Open Studio is inspired by the exhibition The Experience of Expression curated by Grace Tank, the 2021-22 Lisa and Jerry O’Brien Curatorial Fellow, and on view until July 24, 2024.

A Black male looks solemnly off camera while dispensing water from a silver carafe (black and white image). Conversation: Dr. Megan Finch on "James Baldwin: The Price of the Ticket"

Wed, Feb 28 2024

Drop into the Target Studio for a conversation on the documentary James Baldwin: The Price of the Ticket. Directed by Karen Thorsen in 1989, this documentary offers a look into the life and mind of James Baldwin, exploring his perspectives on race, sexuality, and the American experience.

A Black male looks solemnly off camera while dispensing water from a silver carafe (black and white image). Film Screening: The Price of the Ticket

Sat, Feb 24 2024

Drop into the Target Studio for a film screening of James Baldwin: The Price of the Ticket. Directed by Karen Thorsen in 1989, this documentary offers a look into the life and mind of James Baldwin, exploring his perspectives on race, sexuality, and the American experience. 

A Black male looks solemnly off camera while dispensing water from a silver carafe (black and white image). Film Screening: The Price of the Ticket

Wed, Feb 21 2024

Drop into the Target Studio for a film screening of James Baldwin: The Price of the Ticket. Directed by Karen Thorsen in 1989, this documentary offers a look into the life and mind of James Baldwin, exploring his perspectives on race, sexuality, and the American experience. 

A Black male looks solemnly into the camera (black and white image). The figure is cutout against a solid orange background. Film Screening: Take This Hammer

Sat, Feb 17 2024

Drop in to the Target Studio for a film screening of the documentary Take This Hammer, produced and directed by Richard O. Moore, featuring essayist, intellectual and social critic, James Baldwin. Filmed in San Francisco in the spring of 1963, the documentary follows Baldwin as he engages in conversations with Black community members and religious leaders, addressing focusing on unemployment, gentrification, police violence and the fate of the civil-rights movement.

A Black male looks solemnly into the camera (black and white image). The figure is cutout against a solid orange background. Film Screening: Take This Hammer

Wed, Feb 14 2024

Drop in to the Target Studio for a film screening of the documentary Take This Hammer, produced and directed by Richard O. Moore, featuring essayist, intellectual and social critic, James Baldwin. Filmed in San Francisco in the spring of 1963, the documentary follows Baldwin as he engages in conversations with Black community members and religious leaders, addressing focusing on unemployment, gentrification, police violence and the fate of the civil-rights movement.

A Black male looks solemnly into the camera (black and white image). The figure is cutout against a solid orange background. Film Screening: Take This Hammer

Sat, Feb 10 2024

Drop in to the Target Studio for a film screening of the documentary Take This Hammer, produced and directed by Richard O. Moore, featuring essayist, intellectual and social critic, James Baldwin. Filmed in San Francisco in the spring of 1963, the documentary follows Baldwin as he engages in conversations with Black community members and religious leaders, addressing focusing on unemployment, gentrification, police violence and the fate of the civil-rights movement.

A Black male looks solemnly into the camera (black and white image). The figure is cutout against a solid orange background. Film Screening: Take This Hammer

Wed, Feb 7 2024

Drop in to the Target Studio for a film screening of the documentary Take This Hammer, produced and directed by Richard O. Moore, featuring essayist, intellectual and social critic, James Baldwin. Filmed in San Francisco in the spring of 1963, the documentary follows Baldwin as he engages in conversations with Black community members and religious leaders, addressing focusing on unemployment, gentrification, police violence and the fate of the civil-rights movement.